Steven Troughton-Smith, on Twitter:
I am now fairly confident based on evidence I don’t wish to make
public at this point that Apple is planning new (likely UIKit)
Music, Podcasts, perhaps even Books, apps for macOS, to join the
new TV app. I expect the four to be the next wave of Marzipan
apps. Grain of salt, etc.
And yes, this means the much-discussed and long-awaited break up
of iTunes. Finally!
Makes a lot of sense — we’ve all been waiting for the breakup of the monolithic iTunes app on Mac for years. In theory, what makes sense are separate apps for Music, Podcasts, and TV — and Apple has already announced that a new Apple TV app for Mac is coming this fall, presumably with MacOS 10.15. It also makes sense that these apps would be created using the upcoming fully-fledged UIKit for Mac stuff. (What we’ve been calling Marzipan for the last year is just one part of a much bigger story.) If Troughton-Smith is correct, we might even get betas of these apps in the 10.15 betas this summer.
★ Tuesday, 9 April 2019